I’m grateful, my blogging friends, for your incredible words of support, love, healing, and care since my motorcycle wreck.  These are the unexpected blessings of blogging.  You all bring joy to my life through your gorgeous photography, your beautifully written words, your stimulating ideas, and your love for the world at large.

Thank You.


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29 thoughts on “Gratitude

  1. Terribly sorry about your misfortune. I was at the Lone Star Rally taking pictures yesterday and will post them in a few hours for your entertainment. There were quite a few women piloting their own bikes.

  2. Glad to see you are feeling well enough to post on your blog regularly LB. There really are a lot of unexpected blessings to blogging like you mention. Connecting with people who we never have met, yet we feel like we know them well by viewing their posts. Some even become friends which is a wonderful thing also. Speaking for myself, I’m so addicted to blogging now that if I miss a day of photographing things and posting, I don’t feel complete. I’m sure you have experienced this feeling going through your healing process. 😀

  3. This photo makes me smile – because it is gorgeous, and especially because it represents the fact that you are getting better, which is the best thing of all! I look forward to your next post. (I’ve never been the Great Smoky National Park.)

    • Thanks Mary … progress, bit by bit. I hadn’t been to the Smokies either and really haven’t been able to process the ride through yet. I look forward to doing so!

  4. beautiful flowers! There are many reasons I follow blogs, as I’m sure there are for other bloggers…one of the reasons for me is a feeling of connecting with someone. Take your time…post when you are feeling up to it…we will stop by!

  5. Oh, my. I am sorry to hear about your accident. It seems that you are feeling upbeat (?) about your healing prospects. And your photography remains quite on target. I wish you the very best and hope that you will feel better soon.

    • Thanks Bruce. I’m huddled in bed, ice packs to my face / jaw and very glad to have that first (not the last though) oral surgery behind me! Phew!

  6. I am so sorry about your accident, Laurie! I am glad you are surrounded by love and support as you heal, but I’m sorry this happened in the first place.
    Thank you so much for taking the time to come to my blog and to leave your own words of support and care despite the pain you are dealing with. You have a wonderful heart.
    My warmest wishes and gentle hugs as you recover,
    “cancer in my thirties”

    • Leisha, the first (but not the last) of the oral surgeries is behind me, thankfully, and the pain meds / ice packs are doing their job. I’m just thankful that I’m here to tell about it. I know we’ve just “met”, but I kept you in mind while having surgery today, knowing that if you can face the pain, I can too (although mine is not comparable to yours, but you know what I mean!). 🙂

  7. Can’t imagine being here without your love of nature, generous heart and constant support. Those cheery colours are perfect today! I almost want to pinch myself when I’m reminded about how blogging has brought so many good people into my life. It goes without saying, you’re an important part of that story, stay well LB!

    • Your comments make me smile and teary at the same time, Kelly! We need to have a big blogger party someday … somewhere in the middle of all of us! 🙂

  8. Awwww. Well, sign me way up! 😀 I wonder what would be in between everyone? Chicago perhaps, I’ve been there a number of times, lots to do there. I was telling Julia, my hubby and I got engaged in Virginia and I’d love to get back to ‘The Hope & Glory Inn’ in Irvington to celebrate. So that’d be very close for you too. Something to look forward too!

Because Boomdee dared me: Lay a little sugar on me :-)

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